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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs eventually featured on Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, and in 2016 he issued Something Worth Saving, his sixth studio long-player. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Gavin DeGraw

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Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   The Christmas Song
  8.   She Sets the City on Fire
  9.   Belief
  10.   Best I Ever Had
  11.   Fire
  12.   Sweeter
  13.   Finest Hour
  14.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  15.   Just Friends
  16.   Crush
  17.   We Are the Champions
  18.   Making Love With the Radio On
  19.   Soldier
  20.   Everything Will Change
  21.   Kite Like Girl
  22.   Meaning
  23.   Something Worth Saving
  24.   Follow Through
  25.   Harder to Believe
  26.   Make a Move
  27.   You Know Where I'm At
  28.   I Have You to Thank
  29.   Jealous Guy
  30.   Annalee
  31.   Leading Man
  32.   Different for Girls
  33.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  34.   Run Every Time
  35.   Radiation
  36.   Candy
  37.   Relative
  38.   Chemical Party
  39.   New Love
  40.   Every Little Bit
  41.   Lover Be Strong
  42.   Glass
  43.   Free
  44.   We Belong Together
  45.   She Holds a Key
  46.   Young Love
  47.   Cop Stop
  48.   Cheated On Me
  49.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  50.   Silver Bells
  51.   More Than Anyone
  52.   Over-Rated
  53.   Medicate the Kids
  54.   Heartbreak
  55.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  56.   Where You Are
  57.   Stealing
  58.   Spell It Out
  59.   Why Do the Men Stray
  60.   Waterfall
  61.   Stay
  62.   Let It Go
  63.   Untamed
  64.   How Lucky Can a Man Get
  65.   You Make My Heart Sing Louder
  66.   Need
  67.   Mountains to Move
  68.   Indian Summer
  69.   Dancing Shoes
  70.   I'm Gonna Try
  71.   Say I Am
  72.   You Got Me

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